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Publication: Family Farm Camp in the Jewish Daily Forward

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In a new article for the Jewish Daily Forward, I visit a family camp at the Pearlstone Center. Check it out:

Pearlstone Does Farm-to-Table Family Style

 

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Gaining Ground covers new territory

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I recently had a new literary experience. Usually, both fiction and nonfiction touch on familiar emotions and universal struggles—even if the actual milieu is alien to me. Take, for example, Elissa Altman’s Poor Man’s Feast (Chronicle Books, 2013), which I just started reading and already know will make me nearly miss many a metro stop. In this story, I grasp and learn from this editor-turned-memoirist’s search for love and satisfaction in life. The environment of the Altman family’s Thanskgiving/Chanukah feast accessoried with candied-violet-topped pumpkin flan and $100 scotch, on the other hand, isn’t exactly my grandfather’s green beans with slivered almonds. Continue reading

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Recent publication: Small grains getting big

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A field of grain as seen by small grain farmer Reed Hamilton of Grass Valley Grains.

Could whole wheat flour soon nestle beside bunches of kale in your CSA box? Possibly! My recent article for Grist.org looks at where we stand with producing wheat, oats, and other carb essentials in a local, sustainable way.

Read the piece, “Small-scale grains: Another piece of the locavore puzzle.

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